Policy Papers

Total Documents: 226

This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.

Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]

Document No: PP 5/15 Posted: 22 April 2015

Plea for continued efforts to find common ground for international agreement on a number of substantive aspects of patent law, including:

  • the prior art to be considered in relation to novelty,
  • the principle that the patent on a given invention should be awarded to the first inventor to file, and
  • a grace period

Costs of using the Unitary Patent Package

Document No: PP 3/15 Posted: 23 February 2015

IP Federation position on three issues relating to the cost of using the Unitary Patent Package (Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court), namely court fees, unitary patent fees and opt out fees

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